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 Tadhg Furlong  in action during the  Rugby World Cup match against Samoa in  Fukuoka. Photograph: Hiroshi Yamamura/EPA

Job done. And while the RTÉ lads didn’t go so far as to describe the performance against Samoa as flawless, they were content enough, even Eddie O’Sul(...)

Ireland fans celebrate winning in Kobe. Photograph: Jayne Russell/Inpho

There were times in that second half when Donal Lenihan was so down in the dumps he tried to lift his spirits by playing a game of spot-the-look-a-lik(...)

An Ireland supporter displays a poster before the  World Cup Pool D match between Australia and Wales at   Tokyo Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP

The morning after the morning before and there was Tommy Bowe on eir Sport, fresh as a daisy and all set for the 6:15am kick-off between Georgia and U(...)

Tommy Bowe:  will  host the Rugby World Cup coverage on eir Sport where he’ll have a trio of ex-team-mates for company – Gordon D’Arcy, Peter Stringer and Jerry Flannery. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

This is very definitely a World Cup for people who get up early in the morning. And with 48 matches over 44 days, the schedule will be a gruelling en(...)

Peter O’Mahony with supporters during an open training session at Lansdowne Road. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Why RTÉ , why? It had been a beautiful little spell in our nation’s history, we had come together as one to repel the invader that was the Beast from(...)

South Africa’s Eben Etzebeth wins a lineout ahead of Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony during the autumn international at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

All aboard for the biggest 12 hours of your Irish sporting lives. Ryle Nugent was in something approaching Don King mode at the start of the rugby, po(...)

Joe Schmidt saw his side produce a performance which was worth waiting for against England in Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

To allow England, if we can paraphrase here, win one Grand Slam in Dublin at the conclusion of our national Top O’ The Mornin’ week would have been re(...)

(From left) Jacqui Hurley (RTÉ), Marie Crowe (UTV), Mary Hannigan (The Irish Times) and Maura Treasa Ní Dhubhghail (TG4). Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Jacqui Hurley, Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill and Marie Crowe are three of the most recognisable female faces – and voices – in the Irish sports media, (...)

Actor James Nesbitt watches the super-bantamweight title unification bout between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg   at Manchester Arena. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

If the buzz words in the run-up to the England-Ireland rugby match were all about the “white noise” sprouted by Eddie Jones, we can only leave it to t(...)

“It’s a day for boot, bite and bollock,” said Ronan O’Gara on the RTÉ panel. Photograph: Anthony Wallace /AFP/Getty Images

For youngsters, John F Kennedy is the man who promotes wind energy on the telly, but for the rest of us he’s the fella who foresaw how many would feel(...)

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